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Mussels Myths Debunked | POPSUGAR Food


Oct 29, 2008 ... If mussels are open before they've been cooked (and don't close up tightly when tapped), then they're dead, and not fresh enough to eat under ...

mussels won't close after cleaning. Always discard? - Food52


Is it always necessary to throw out open mussels that will not close after .... bit of advice--don't remove the byssal threads (the beard) until just before cooking.

How to cook mussels | BBC Good Food


Sort through mussels, tapping any that are open lightly on a surface to see if they close ... Consuming mussels that have perished before cooking can cause food ...

How To Cook Mussels on the Stovetop — Cooking Lessons from ...


Jul 7, 2014 ... Also discard any mussels that don't open after cooking. ... Follow this simple advice: before cooking, shells closed; after cooking, shells open.

Mussel myth an open and shut case › Dr Karl's Great Moments In ...


Oct 29, 2008 ... Nick Ruello found that 1.9 per cent of mussels opened early. These mussels opened before they had been cooked long enough to kill any ...

Can I eat mussels if the shells are open before cooking? - Quora


Jun 19, 2016 ... it is a myth Mussel myth an open and shut case. To summarize, there are a small percentage (11.5%) of mussels that when tested will not relax ...

How to Buy and Clean Mussels: 8 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow


Though simple to cook, just steam them for a... ... Bypass mussels that have their shells open and that will not close. An open shell itself does not mean the ...

How to tell if mussels are bad? | Reference.com


Unlike clams, a mussel may be alive and fit for consumption even if its shell is open before it is cooked. Tapping the shell lightly should cause it to close back up.

How To Cook Mussels - Green Lipped Mussel Oil


Before cooking check for mussels that are open. Mussels with open shells may be dead and therefore dangerous to eat. To be sure they are dead and not just ...

Throw Away Unopened Mussels? Who Says? - CulinaryLore.com


Apr 9, 2012 ... So, if before you cook it, the shell is open, that just means the mussel is chilling out. But once you bother it by tapping it on the counter, it should ...